Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

52 Rolex A very fascinating and esteemed Rolex Datejust in 18k yellow gold with tiger-eye and bracelet

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold € 16,250

Lot Description

Model: Datejust
Material: Yellow gold
Reference N°: 1601
Year: 1976
Case N°: 4201340
Caliber: 1570
Movement N°: D990111
Bracelet: yellow gold
Dimensions: 36
Signed: Dial, Case and movement

Rolex has always loved experimenting and daring in its productions using the most particular materials to make absolutely unique dials. These creations are now at the center of a whirling interest from collectors and anyone looking for something rare and unusual. In some cases it is not necessary to be an expert to be able to appreciate certain details on a dial, and this is even easier when the whole quadrant is special: Rolex has therefore produced models of Datejust and Day-Date with special stones, such as onyx, malachite, lapis lazuli, meteorite or coral, all very appreciated and sought after. But if we have to try and choose one of the most iconic, it would probably stand out the Tiger Eye dial like the one mounted on this watch. The present watch is a rare example of a Datejust reference 1601 in 18k yellow gold mounted with a catching Tiger-Eye stone: due to their fragile nature many of these dials used to break during their production which increases the manufacturing cost, so these watches are highly sought after by collectors. The delicate stone dial features an aperture for the date, and gorgeous yellow-gold hour and minute hands with sweep centre seconds. The whole watch is in attractive conditions with the original yellow-gold jubilee bracelet and hidden deployant clasp.